New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) The 45th Nehru Bal Mela, a six-day annual cultural and talent show for children concluded here today with a Children's Walk for upholding ideals of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, at the Children's Park in India Gate.
"We will follow the ideals of our Chacha Nehru always in our whole life," children, mostly in the four to five years age group, took this pledge before starting the walk .
"Children must adopt the way of our first Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru and built their character with honesty, truthfulness and always remember the freedom struggle of the country," Delhi Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna said flagging off the walk.
The mela was organised by Nehru Bal Samiti, earlier known as Nehru Bal Mela Samiti. Formed on November 14, 1963, it was inaugurated by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. It runs several schools and students are imparted educational facilities for a nominal fee.
"We should appreciate the good work done by the Samiti, over the past 45 years," said J P Agarwal, DPCC President while adding that Samiti should also try to make the children well-equipped for all types of competitions.
Nehru Bal Samiti organises the Bal Mela every year to encourage the children, specially from weaker sections of the society, showcase their talent.
Children, during the walk, were holding placards with slogans like 'Save Environment Save Our Future', 'Boys and Girls are Equal', 'Meri Dilli, Mein Hi Sawarun'.
The Samiti also organise vocational training, computer education and various job-oriented courses for girls and women.
The six-day mela included a performance by a Russian cultural troupe, competitions in folk dances, solo-vocal music, declamation contests in Hindi or English and on the spot-painting, essay and story writing.